Residency at ZK/U

Frist: Sonntag, 16. Dezember 2018

Center for Art and Urbanistic’s residency programme is open for applications from artists, scholars and practitioners that concern themselves with the phenomenon of ‘the city’. Proposals for a residency at ZK/U Berlin can be in the range of contemporary artistic positions that are conceptual, interventionist and contextual. The work at ZK/U is informed by theoretical and practice-based critiques within the fields of urban research, geography, anthropology, urbanism, architecture and the humanities. Residents are encouraged to involve themselves with ZK/U’s programme and to propose their own formats.

Within the frame of this Open Call, ZK/U is particularly interested in initiatives that create spaces for encounter and exchange between citizens from diverse backgrounds; formats that question and reclaim urban infrastructure and public space for the commons; practices that make global complexities graspable in a local context; and projects that imagine forms of local belonging within post-migration societies.

In the context of its research and residency programme, ZK/U offers a production space where artists, researchers and practitioners can meet and work on individual or collaborative projects and ideas. The programme consists of an active-collaborative format for mutual exchange, weekly work-in-progress presentations, communal dinners, a monthly public event with open studios, studio visits by professionals from ZK/U’s network, and an open platform for residents’ own projects. In the residency space there are furnished studio-apartments (half of which with private bathrooms) and communal facilities like a large kitchen, a terrace, a library-in-progress and a surrounding public park.

For individual fellows or groups, depending on the type of studio-apartment and the length of stay (3-8 months), the residency costs are between €550 and €850 per month. The price covers all utility costs, space usage and participation in the residency programming. The residency period can take place anytime within the next two years after the selected resident is notified.